Frittata with Vegetables, Grains and Herbs

Frittata with Vegetables, Grains and Herbs

 

Frittata with Vegetables, Grains and Herbs

The Frittata is the casual first cousin to the omelet. I like them because they are easy, versatile and a great way to add vegetables and grains to your day. They are very forgiving and beg for experimentation. Serve them with fruit for breakfast or a salad for lunch. Use leftover veggies and grains as a time saver. This recipe is for a single serving , I generally use a small cast iron skillet (6 ½") for cooking a single serving but you could increase the ingredients and use a larger pan to make a larger frittata.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Yield: 1 serving

Materials

  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp oil
  • black pepper
  • add-ins of choice See recipe notes below for some suggestions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Beat eggs. Consider adding cooked grains like quinoa, brown rice or farro. Leftovers are fine here. You could also add cottage cheese, ricotta cheese or greek yogurt at this stage. Set aside.
  • Add oil to oven safe skillet or sauté pan and sauté veggies over medium high heat until soft. Pour egg mixture over veggies, lower heat to medium low. Stir gently to evenly distribute veggies. Using your spatula, pull back the edges of the cooked eggs to allow any uncooked egg to fill the space. If you do this a few times around the edges it will help to ensure that it cooks evenly. Cook for about 10 minutes on medium low or until mixture firms up on the bottom.
  • When the egg is mostly "set" but still moist you can set the pan into the 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes to finish. You could sprinkle with cheese before you put it into the oven.
  • Slide the frittata out of the pan onto a plate. Serve Warm or at room temperature.
  • Serve with fresh fruit at breakfast or a salad for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

Notes

As I said, Frittatas are very forgiving and beg for experimentation. Here are a few add-in combinations to consider:

  1. Onions, garlic, tomatoes, kale, quinoa, mushrooms and fresh rosemary.
  2. Onion, 1-3 TBS of fresh herbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
  4. Sautéd mushrooms and fresh thyme
  5. Scallions, jalapeño, cilantro, plain greek yogurt, and salsa
  6. Red bell peppers, cottage cheese and fresh oregano.
  7. Mushrooms, asparagus, goat cheese and fresh basil
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I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Greensboro, North Carolina. I help people overcome nutrition obstacles and help them meet their nutrition and wellness goals.

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Hi, I’m Mona. I have been living with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) for over ten years. As a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) I help others with MS to navigate the nutrition superhighway and make sustainable progress toward their unique wellness goals.

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